City, University of London

City, University of London

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools (Advanced Practice)

This course is for speech and language therapists, teachers and other graduates experienced in working with children with speech, language and communication needs in schools, from the UK and overseas.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a lower 2nd class Honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. We also consider applications from individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but who have plans for a career in health policy. Applicants who do not hold a degree but do have relevant employment experience in the health sector may be considered. For those students whose 1st language is not English, 1 of the following qualifications is also required: IELTS (overall 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 6.0) or TOEFL (paper 650, computerised 280, internet 100) or Pearson test of English academic scores (68-70). Applicants automatically meet the English proficiency requirement if they hold a degree from a majority English speaking country issued within the last 3 years or if they have been educated from secondary school onwards in a majority English speaking country.

Course modules

Core modules: concepts and contexts of special and inclusive education; social, emotional and behavioural development in children with specific speech, language and communication needs; language learning and development; foundation of research methods and applied data analysis. Elective modules include: acquired language impairment; case-based clinical management; clinical management; cognitive communication impairment; developmental language impairment; dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking; habilitative audiology; identity, inclusion and living with disability; literacy; speech acoustics and speech perception; leadership and management in special education (restricted) literacy development; reading and spelling difficulties; understanding specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including essays, poster presentations, case studies, and data analyses.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,854 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,756 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,927 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,878 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060